|Nigerian Beans and Plantain Porridge|
Nigerian Beans and plantain porridge is a meal made up of ripe plantains and beans. This is tasty dish and has become popular over the years , as most parents have discovered it as a way of getting their kids to eat beans. The addition of the ripe plantains, gives the meal , that sweet taste that kids love so much. Adults also find it palatable…here’s an easy recipe for you.
Nigerian Beans & Plantain Porridge Ingredients
- 250 gr Beans (brown or black eyed beans)
- 1 Ripe plantains(peeled and cut into chunks)
- 1 onion bulb (sliced)
- 2 tablespoonful ground crayfish1 stock cube
- 1 cooking -spoonful Red palm oil/stew oil
- Pepper&Salt to tasteNigerian Beans & Plantain Porridge
1a. First , soak the beans in cold water for about 3 hours or overnight. Discard the water, rinse the beans and strain in a colander or strainer.
Tip: if you want this meal in a jiffy,skip the soaking and cook the beans with 1/5 teaspoon baking soda.
1b. Cut the plantains, peel of the skin, cut into chunks and set aside.
1c. Grind the crayfish. Chop the onions and pepper and set aside.
2. Place the strained beans into a pot or pressure cooker , pour in some
water, enough to cover the beans(an inch over the beans level). Then
leave to cook until tender, but not too soft.You might need to add more
water, but be careful not to add to much , to avoid having a watery
3. Now add the onions and peeled plantains to the pot. Cook until the plantains are tender.
4. Add the crayfish, stock cubes, palm oil , salt and pepper to taste. Mix thoroughly and leave to simmer for 8 to 10 minutes on low heat. And your Beans and Plantain Porridge is ready.
You can eat it as it is or topped with tomato stew, or simply serve with bread.
By Nky Lily Lete
So delicious. Can’t wait to make this again!
Enter your comment…I'll try this tomorrow to break my fast! Thank you.
You just gave me an alternative to akanwu…..baking soda. I rarely eat beans because it causes me to bloat but if I must eat beans, over-ripe plantain is my bet. I go extra mile to add smoked fished…hmmmmm…yummy! Thanks Niky.
Dear Nky Lily Lete, I just tried out beans and plantain porridge and it is super easy to cook. Would you please be so kind and explain how to cook jollof rice- I mess it up every time unfortunately and it is quite difficult to get right the amount of spices to achieve that authentic taste. Many thanks in advance, Anni
Thanks for d direction i am a superstar now in my family thanks to u
I'm glad to be of help dearie 🙂
Pls, what is the work of baking soda in beans preparation?
it helps to soften or tenderize the beans faster, just like akaun.
Great ! But wnt the shaft com off if I soak it overnight ?
no it won't come off except you scrub it.
Is it compulsory to add crayfish when making this
Crayfish is optional but it makes the meal richer and tastier.
I just made this for my family and it is on point! Thank you very much for the detailed directions. My end result look just like the picture and taste delicious. I'm a STAR tonight.
I'm glad you all enjoyed it 🙂
Hv not started trying your dishes but I can tell a good meal by the way it is prepared. My question is, why do I need to soak my beans overnight before I cook it.
The soaking process helps to soften the beans and cuts down on the cooking time.
I won't lie to you, your steps are so confirmed and frosh, I just tried it now, but I used vegetable oil but still owanbe(its delicious). Thumbs up to ya. More grace to your handywork.